The Hominy Grill has won national acclaim as Chef/Owner, Robert Stehling, has received the James Beard Award for Best Southern Chef. The restaurant has been featured in magazines such as Gourmet and Food + Wine but I first learned of the Hominy Grill on "Man vs Food" on the travel channel starring Adam Richman. After the airing of that episode, I was hooked on wanting to try this restaurant.
After many trips by the Hominy Grill on my way to MUSC, I finally persuaded my husband to take me one Saturday morning for brunch. We arrived around 10 am and the wait really wasn't that bad. In fact it was less than 30 minutes which, by Hominy Grill standards, is pretty good!
Once inside, we were seated at a patio table outside. It was very nice and really added to our experience. I odered a Mimosa and the Big Nasty which is a Southern style biscuit with a large fried chicken breast, cheddar cheese and white sausage gravy poured over the top. This sandwich did not disappoint me. It looked exacly as it was portrayed on television and was every bit as delicious as I imagined it to be (and as Adam said it was). My husband ordered the Low Country Omelette which had red rice with shrimp gravy and homefries with a side of toast. While my husband did enjoy his breakfast seection, he said it wasn't prepared how he imagined it and after sampling my sandwich really liked my sandwich much better than his omelette.
We have not yet been back to the Hominy Grill but will again soon for another Sunday brunch. I, for one, cannot wait!